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Visual Arts Week – Artist Applications due 5/3

Visual Arts Week 2020 is coming this August! Hosted by City of Eugene Cultural Services, Lane Arts Council, and Maude Kerns Art Center, this will be a week-long celebration of the visual arts in Eugene, including the Mayor’s Art Show, Salon des Refusés, Eugene Biennial, street art, workshops, studio tours, and more. Visual Arts Week celebrates and gives visibility to the visual arts community [...]

April 20, 2020|Opportunities|

Special Announcement from Executive Director Liora Sponko

I've always believed that leadership isn't primarily about the person holding the mic or the one who is calling the shots. Leadership is about every single community member who raises their hand to solve a community need. Whether it's through coordinating a program, teaching art in schools, finding arts-based solutions, volunteering your time, or making a donation, YOU are [...]

April 7, 2020|Organization News|

2020 Eugene Workshops for Artists – Now Virtual!

Professional Practice is Lane Arts Council’s new professional development program for artists and creatives. Participants  learn together through an ongoing four month series of workshops paired with group discussions. Workshops feature presentations from local experts, individual and group work, and assignments to be completed following the workshop. Participants then come back together two weeks after the workshop for group discussion with an artist facilitator and to debrief completed [...]

March 31, 2020|Workshops, Organization News|

Community Arts Project Grants Due 5/11

MEPAA received funding in 2019 for the Grrrlz Rock Festival. The Community Arts Project Grant prioritizes projects that emphasize accessibility to underserved audiences and provide arts programming that takes place in the City of Eugene. Individuals, groups, and organizations can apply for projects happening between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Competitive project proposals demonstrate strategies for [...]

February 10, 2020|Uncategorized|

Present Your Work at Maker Fest

Call for Makers: Apply by March 27th Produced by ArtCity Eugene, Maker Fest 2020 is a community celebration of our local makers and the special legacy they represent for our community. Maker Fest will take place in Downtown Eugene on Broadway and Willamette Streets during our June First Friday ArtWalk. With the streets closed to traffic and space opened up for booths and Maker [...]

February 27, 2020|Uncategorized, First Friday, Events, Opportunities|

Arts Apprenticeship Applications Due 3/15 (Deadline Extended!)

Design Arts Apprenticeship Apply by March 15th! Applications are now open for spring term of Lane Arts Council's Design Arts Apprenticeship Program! Spring term will run April 13th through June 21st, and applications are due March 8th, 2020. The application is available in English and Spanish at http://lanearts.org/arts-apprenticeships/. Lane Arts Council's Design Arts Apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high [...]

February 14, 2020|Uncategorized|

Join us for ArtSpark on 4/26!

ArtSpark Ignites Opportunities for Kids to Make Art in Schools ArtSpark Auction & Gala: April 24th, 2020 at The Shedd Institute Tickets here or call (541) 485-2278 Through the ArtSpark initiative, a project of Lane Arts Council, The Rotary Club of Eugene, Eugene Education Foundation, and Eugene School District 4J, over 7,400 4J elementary students have worked hands-on with a professional artist in the classroom this school [...]

February 27, 2020|Uncategorized, Events, Organization News, Giving|

3/11 Info Session: Community Arts Grant and Artist Grant

MEPAA received Community Arts Grant funding in 2019 for the Grrrlz Rock Festival. Attend this free informational session to ask questions and learn specifics about two grants and their application process: our Community Arts Grant project grant (3:30-5pm) and our new Artist Grant (5:30-7pm). Community Arts Project Grant Info Session Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-5:00pm Maude Kerns Art Center [...]

3/6 First Friday ArtWalk

Erik Sandgren, Karin Clarke Gallery Explore the Downtown Eugene art scene during our March 6th First Friday ArtWalk!  Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8pm on your own.  This event happens rain or shine, and is always free! This ArtWalk is guest-hosted by [...]

February 25, 2020|First Friday, Events|

Florence Workshops for Artists

Lane Arts Council and Florence Regional Arts Alliance present the first series of artist professional development workshops in Florence! Lane Arts Council regularly hosts professional development workshops and panel discussions that support artists, arts professionals, and arts organizations to strengthen their capacity and realize their vision. Register here   Unleash Your Creative Potential: Transforming Fear into Action Tuesday, January 21st, 10am-12pm Presenter: Liora Sponko, Executive Director, [...]

December 26, 2019|Workshops|